Central Lions Seniors Association

Engaging Body, Mind, and Spirit 
ENHANCING LONGEVITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE

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Welcome to the Central Lions Seniors Association!

CLSA is an independent, non-profit society formed in 1979. We provide a welcoming and supportive environment for persons 55 years of age and older to participate in exercise, art music, and educational classes that enrich body, mind, and spirit to enhance longevity and quality of life. 

We invite you to come to CLSA for the programs and stay for the people!

Learn more about our history and mission below:

An Update on CLSA's COVID Policy
Updated January 6, 2021

Dear Members,

Happy New Year and we hope you had a safe and restful holiday season.

As we begin a new year, with the start of our Winter programs only a few days away, we are watchful of the recent rise in COVID cases from the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

Although we wish that we weren't ringing in the new year under these circumstances, we remain committed to prioritizing a safe environment for everyone visiting our facility.

 

The COVID policies at CLSA have been updated to reflect the recent guideline changes to City Recreation Centres. The following measures are meant to help curb the spread of omicron and ensure our facility can operate safely.

 

We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate future updates as they arise. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation, and best wishes for a healthy winter season.

-CLSA Admin Team

Restrictions Exemptions Program – QR Codes and masking

CLSA will continue to take part in Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program, requiring proof of full vaccination (QR Code) and mandatory masking to continue with Winter programming commencing on January 10th. CLSA will NOT be accepting negative COVID tests at this time.

 

AHS recommends N95 masks. PLEASE AVOID CLOTH MASKS or BANDANAS at this time. We have a supply of blue medical masks if you cannot obtain an N95. Masks protect yourself and others: please keep your mask on at all times while at the facility. Your mask must be secured over your nose and mouth.

We encourage you to get your booster shot but will not be requiring proof – at this time.

Health Screening

When you visit the facility, please wear your mask, be prepared to sanitize your hands, provide your name at the volunteer desk, keep a physical distance of 2 metres, and/or provide your proof of full vaccination at the front desk if you have not already done this.

Rapid Antigen Testing

For your safety and the safety of your peers, if you have access to rapid antigen testing, we highly encourage members to consider using a rapid antigen test before coming to the centre for activities where you may be removing your mask.

Participant Capacity and Physical Distancing

Class sizes have already been limited to meet current provincial standards. In group fitness classes, members are required to maintain three metres of physical distance between themselves and others whenever possible.

Please exit the facility promptly when your activities have been completed, and please do not congregate in lobby areas or arena bleachers.

 

High-Intensity Activity

Masks are required inside all City of Edmonton Recreation Facilities, with the only exemption for when individuals are engaged in high-intensity physical activity. Masks are required when walking through the common areas, including when members are off the court, away from a designated mat or area, or switching between stations at the fitness centre.

We strongly recommend that members keep their masks on during high-intensity activity and only remove masks at least three metres distance away from other members to re-hydrate or catch their breath.

Food & Beverage in Established Eating Areas Only

Effective immediately and until further notice, the consumption of outside food or drink is banned in City of Edmonton recreation facilities. As the primary tenant in this building, we must adhere to this policy. Any food or drink purchased from Ela Euro Café must be consumed only in designated areas (signage is posted through the building).

What about water bottles?

As per City guidelines, water bottles are permitted for those exercising at recreation centres. If you need to re-hydrate, please maintain at least three metres of physical distance before taking a sip, and immediately put your mask back on after due to the highly contagious nature of Omicron.

Before you arrive

  • Perform a self-assessment: (https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx).

  • Consider the following: What is your risk? Are you healthy enough to ‘weather the storm of COVID?’ Can you afford to be sick for weeks and potentially be hospitalized? Could you spread COVID to a vulnerable loved one?

  • Do you have the N95 mask that’s being recommended? Are you prepared to wear the mask throughout your time at the Centre?

Stay home if you:

  • Are feeling ill and/or experiencing any of the following symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat, fatigue, aches and pains, red or irritated eyes, loss of taste or smell

  • Have experienced any of the above symptoms in the last 10 days

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days or been in contact with anyone who has tested positive

  • Have, within the last 14 days, returned home from travel outside of Canada or been in contact with someone who has travelled outside of Canada and tested positive for COVID-19

 

If you start to develop symptoms of COVID-19 while in a facility, please inform a staff member and leave the facility immediately.

Register early!

To help our staff determine whether we have sufficient numbers for a class to go ahead or be cancelled due to lack of interest, PLEASE REGISTER EARLY. This applies to bands, paddle sports, talks and everything else! If you have registered for a class and it gets cancelled, you will receive a full refund in your wallet.

February Fiesta Delayed until Further Notice

We regret to announce that our February Fiesta will be delayed until the restrictions on indoor gathering have been lifted. We will keep you posted and let you know about the revised party date when it is safer for us to gather.

Proof of Vaccination Required
Updated January 6, 2022

Please read this important document to learn about updates to the COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy at Central Lions.

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The Winter 2022
Program Guide is Here!

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2022 Memberships are available in person or over the phone only!

Call 780–496–7369 or visit us during our registration desk hours:

Jan 4 – 7: 10–2 pm

Jan 10: Winter programs start 

For general inquires, please call or email our team at info@CentralLions.org

For questions about paddle sports or uninstructed activities please email circles@centrallions.org.

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Front Desk

Registration Desk Hours

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Weekends & Statutory Holidays: CLOSED

Have a question? Email info@CentralLions.org

or call our main line 780–496–7369.